Monday, 22 October 2018

British 2pdr portees

I've completed a pair of deployed 2pdrs along with their associated portees. The 2pdrs are all Zvezda and the portees converted Airfix Austin Fire Tenders.


The main points of assembly are seen in the progress picture. The white or dark grey parts are from the original Airfix kit, the mid grey from an Airfix QLT and the brown from the Zvezda. Note it was easier to cut and fit the undeployed sub-frame for the gun

5 comments:

Archduke Piccolo said...

Looks like a very useful kit-bash. I have one 2pr portee that I made from cardboard and balsa (the gun itself as well). I might try your approach to make one or two more!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Great conversion. 2pounder portees are always one of my favorite 'strange' WWII weapons.

Andrew Canham said...

Looking good. I have a miscast EWM truck ready for conversion to a portee, but I also have the Airfix fire tender truck surplus to requirements, so will have to give it a go. Sadly, I don't have the QLT to use as a flat bed - I'll have to score some card.

Conrad Kinch said...

Nice work squire. I found the Zvesda 2pdr quite fiddly to put together. Well done on doing it without any breakages.

João Peixoto said...

Great piece of modelling and a brilliant idea. Dont be surprised if you get copied!!